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secretary of defense. >> when he takes office, the first challenge he has is he'll be in the middle of the sequester fight meaning an automatic across-the-board cut for the defense budget and every other federal budget that is supposed to happen march 1. >> ifill: and we look at the big money groups supporting and attacking hagel's nomination. >> woodruff: we have two takes on the war in mali, an on-the- ground report from the newly liberated town of gao... >> ifill: ...and an update on the destruction of ancient manuscripts in the fabled city of timbuktu. >> woodruff: and we close with the story of a soldier who underwent a successful rare double arm transplant, after losing all of his limbs in the iraq war. >> i hated not having arms. i was all right with not having legs. not having arms takes so much away from you out of even your personality. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> viking river cruises. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all peopl
to come tonight, the challenges ahead for a new defense secretary; war ravages mali, and destroys part of its cultural heritage; plus, a rare double arm transplant. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: a federal judge in new orleans gave the go-ahead today to a settlement with b.p. in the 2010 gulf oil disaster. the company agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and to pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties. the gulf disaster began with an oil rig explosion that killed 11 people. before the well was finally sealed, it spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil into the sea. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed today to be secretary of state. the vote was 94-3, as the five- term democrat won the overwhelming approval of his colleagues. kerry is 69, and a former democratic presidential nominee. senators from both sides praised him in a rare show of bipartisan support. john has already built strong relationships with leaders across the world. which will allow him to step seamlessly into the role of secretary
promises one too many times. >> we are live in cairo. the defense minister has been talking pretty strong warnings. >> it was an unprecedented statement from the defense minister. field marshall may statement in which he said the ongoing dispute between forces in the country could lead to the collapse of the state. this is a very strong warning. he said the ongoing -- is a threat to the country. the army finds it difficult to balance out the freedoms of individuals and to protect state institutions and property. a strong statement and the most public statement we have heard from the army since it was sent back to the barents by the president of august of last year. there is deep concern among the military with this current crisis in the country. >> our political party is helping the military in any way? >> the point the defense minister made and this was unusual. he did not single out any political party or any political movement. he made reference to those intent on disrupting order. he directed his comments at the political world as a whole. he was talking about all political movements
. turkey and nato stressed the system is particularly defensive. >> these batteries are designed to intercept missiles and the threats comes from syria. this is one of three areas. turkey and nato officials have repeatedly said the missiles will in no way be used for an offensive operation or to support a no-fly zone. >> it is pretty obvious that the defensive systems are only for defensive purposes want you look -- want to look at their location. >> and it just as the deployment will contribute to the deal escalation of the prices along the border. russia and iran have said the deployment could spark a broader conflict. >> turkey requested the misfiles after several incidences. those exchanges and bald artillery shells and small arms fire, not just for misfiles. >> there is no acute threat. moralistic misfiles have been used. if they are being used on turkish territory, we're able to apprehend them. >> they have no intention of military intervention. the threat is still there. >> more to come including why the iraqi prime minister will not be allowed to run for another term in o
for the last several weeks. her defense is in high-stakes mode right now. they begin laying out their case right now. will she take the stand in her defense? she told three separate stories to police. maybe she'll have to pick a story. >> yeah. >>> and we've been talking about this it seems all morning. why these jeans could be your weapon in the war against cellulite. they are moisturizing. and we will put them to the test, courtesy of amy robach. >> oh, amy's wearing them now? >> yeah. >> it is so good to be back. >>> and a morning, oh heavyweight. we have sylvester stallone here live. and one of the greatest voices in all of music. andrea bocelli. that was a soundcheck for the ages. >> i could sit here all morning long listening to that. >>> let's get to the first in the breakup of the murder trial. the defense of jodi arias is expected to begin today. her lawyers will argue that she was trying to protect herself when she stabbed her ex-boyfriend to death. we're going to talk live to dan and nancy in a moment. but ryan owens has the latest on the story. >> reporter: fatal attraction? or
in defense cuts seemed ludicrous. defense secretary leon panetta told the pentagon not the plan for it. now it seems not only is the military planning for the cuts, republicans seem to think the cuts are inevitable. >> i think the sequester is going to happen. because that $1.2 trillion in spending cuts we can't lose the spending cuts. that would pay for the last debt ceiling increase. >> the looming deadline is march 1. deputy defense secretary ash carter warned friday that the pentagon's $800,000 civilian employees will face furloughs. and reduce paychecks starting in april, if sequestration is not avoided. pentagon is now planning to eliminate 46,000 temporary civilian workers as a result of these imminent budget cuts. >> i got a perfect storm coming up in the next few months. we have this whole crazy mechanism called sequester. that means $1 trillion will be cut across the board. $500 billion out of defense. across the board. >> in a meat ax approach that will hollow out the force if it happens. >> one of the natio defense contractors general dynamics based in false church virginia repo
. >> welcome back. germany's defense ministry has come under criticism for its plan to push ahead with plans to buy on drums. >> this is a highly sensitive issue in germany, but the military says the defense could protect troops more effectively on military missions abroad. >> critics say it could steer the country into legally unethical territory. >> they can carry high- resolution cameras, bombs, and missiles. they can be controlled from the other side of the planet, launching deadly assaults without risk to the operator. the german government has reportedly not yet given the go- ahead to any combat drums, but the german defense ministry has raised eyebrows by calling their use ethically neutral. >> i would like to repeat our position that essentially, a weapon system is not unethical in itself. that is, unless it is a weapon that is generally despised such as a cluster bomb or biological agent. >> the u.s. has long considered combat drones essential for taking on taliban and al qaeda forces in an accessible regions in afghanistan, pakistan, and yemen. but given the number of innocent civi
out the story. the national defense council, meant to discuss the security situation in the country. what can out of that meeting? >> it was made clear that the events in egypt at the moment will fall under the control of the national defense council. this is a body composed of government ministers and representatives from both houses of parliament, as well as military commanders and the head of military intelligence. this body has not been seen operating publicly since it was created last year. very clearly, it is the supervising was happening on the ground. rejected by most of the opposition movement, claiming that they reserve the right to impose a state of emergency in particular areas, should they wish to do so. there was no threat to do so immediately, but they made it clear that they would use the option if the situation on the ground continued to deteriorate. >> we want to get more on the situation from cairo, we have live pictures. i was following you on twitter yesterday, and we were seeing some pictures of some scuffles and skirmishes. i will let you describe the situatio
blunt laid out this morning. >> does it boil down to money though? it's about the defense cuts coming. >> i just think it was kind of a bad day for the impression of politics and political theater for any american people who are watching that. there's already enough of a view that the senate -- and the house even more so, are kind of these dysfunctional partisan bodies with all this bickering. and that's kind of what you saw yesterday. probably for most people, that was the most chuck hagel they have seen in a long time and i can't imagine they were very impressed by it. look, on the budgetary side, i actually think chuck hagel can really help in bringing down the defense budget, but doing so in ways that are smart, unlike the sequester, which are across the board spending cuts, absolutely make no sense. >> before we let you go as the former spokesperson for outgoing secretary ray la hood, what are you hearing in your circles about who might take his place? >> you know, every name i've heard offered up i think is wrong. i think most of these names have been, you know, someone has cons
weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies in her home becomes a defense weapon. and the peace of mind that a woman has as she's facing three, four, five violent attackers, intruders in her home with her children screaming in the background, the peace of mind she has knowing that she has a scary looking gun gives her more courage when she's fighting hardened violent criminals. >> a judiciary committee says it hopes to send gun control legislation to the senate floor by late february. we'll hear more from mark kelly when he joins us live on morning joe. >>> to chicago, homicides outnumber days so far in 2013. a teenage girl shot down in a neighborhood playground is a symbol of unending violence in the city. she was shot and killed while hanging out with friends. pendleton had one week ago performed with a drill team that president obama's inauguration festivities in washington, d.c. the park where she was killed, just a mile north of president obama's home. chicago had 42 homicides so far in 2013 alone despite having strict gun laws on the books. >>> a day after h
it out. but first we go to egypt, state of emergency has been declared, the defense minister is warning about the possible collapse of the state. we will speak with democracy now's sharif abdel kouddous in port said. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama kicked off his second term push for immigration reform on tuesday with a speech in nevada, a battleground state whose growing latino vote helped him win the november election. >> i am here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform [applause] we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> president obama omitted detailed proposals from his address, instead backing the bipartisan senate plan that includes a path to citizenship for a large number of the estimated 11 million
harmon wright shot and killed patricia cook out ofself defense, the prosecution warning the jury, look at the inconsist any. >> my argument to the jury was he was not credibility, that they shouldn't believe them. when they don't believe them,self defense goes out the window. >> jim fisher speaking out after the case went to the jury. if you remove the concept ofself defense from the equation, then it's an unlawful killing, a malicious and unlawful kittle, meaning murder. >> reporter: murder, that's how the commonwealth describes the february 9th incident in culpepper. patricia cook in a lot clearly marked no trespassing. she was asked to leave. when cook refused, skyler called police. >> then he and cook got into a disagreement. he claims his arm was trapped in her window and started driving. witnesses testify they never saw that. still harmonwright fired seven rounds. in closing arguments. daniel hall told the jurors it's possible his client made the wrong call or used poor judgment, but is not guilty of a crime. >> it's going to boil down to a question of who you believe and the fun
will pay attention to secretary of defense panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs who are saying that draconian measures will have to be ten. fur lows and lay off in the defense industry and most important to me devastating blow to national security if sequestitration takes place . frankly so far. i have not seen the kind of urgency that many of us feel about sequestitrationn . its implementation. >> this raises big concerns for those employees and what it said about our military right now. >> including our civilian employees of many major defense contractors who will be laid off summarly. >> and another story that i know you are particularly keen on, is that women are going to be allowed to be in combat situation. i know you support this. but many republicans are upset saying it as an opportunity for a social experiment and this is not the time to further that genda- agend a. >> women are in combat begin the nature much war today. the kind of environment in afghanistan, for example where iad's . there is shell rockets and terrorist attacks by suicide bombers and others. but havi
when authorities wouldn't. now one final sense of forboding and doom here in egypt the defense minister says failure to resolve the situation could lead to grave repercussions if the political forces do not act. it could lead to a collapse of the state and threaten future generations. that is not good news. let's bring in one of the top experts from michigan. he's the author of "engaging the muslim world," so, let's start with egypt. now, this is a complicated situation. you have mohammed morsi who did win the election. on the other hand we seem to be here in the united states helping morsi selling military equipment to him as we speak. what do we make of morsi? >> well, morsi is the first democratically elected president that egypt has ever had. he did not win by a large margin but did he win. instead of trying to governor in a consensus fashion recognizing that he did not win by a large margin recognizing that there still isn't a parliament, there are going to be elections later this spring, instead of trying to put together a national unity government, having opposition forces in his
house expressing surprise, but not sounding the alarm after secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel's rocky ride before the senate armed services committee. >> well, i said it, and i don't remember the context or when i said it. if i had an opportunity to edit that, like many things i've said, i would like to go back and change the words and the meeting. and i think in a larger context, i've said many, many things over many years. >> so the reviews, they are in. and take a look at some of the headlines today. the "new york times" saying hagel has rough outing before ex colleagues. the hill, hagel delivers shaky performance. "the national journal" is chuck hagel failing. >> i really regretted the lack of civility and respect for a man who has fought for the nation, been decorated for combat heroism. and who was obviously a thoughtful and insightful person when it comes to many of these issues. >> i've thought about this a lot since yesterday. i want to give the president the benefit of the doubt in who he can bring to his cabinet with him and who can join him in the cabinet. but in t
facing defense secretary nominee chuck hagel a at his confirmation hearing happening now. is hagel urging the senate armed services committee to focus on his present, not past comments? in his opening statement he tried to set the record straight. >> during the is it years i had the privilege of serving the people of nebraska in the united states senate i cast over 3,000 votes. hundreds of committee votes. i have also a given hundreds of interviews and speeches and written a book. so as you all know, i am on the record. i am on the record on many issues, but no one individual vote, no one individual quote, no one individual statement defines me. my beliefs, my record. my overall world view has never changed. that america has and must maintain the strongest military in the world, that we must lead in the international community to confront threats and challenges together. and take advantage of opportunities together. that we must use all our tools of american power to protect our citizens and our interests. >> i want to bring in dana bash from capitol hill along with fran townsend who's ba
been around for 100 years. they're the most popular guns for hunting, target shooting, self-defense. despite this fact, congress banned the manufacture and sale of hundreds of semi-automatic firearms and magazines from '94 to 2004. independent studies, including one from the clinton justice department, proved that had no impact on lowering crime. when it comes to background checks, let's be honest, background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra is made up of millions of americans who support what works. the immediate protection of all, not just our schoolchildren, is what is needed and swift surround punishment of criminals who misuse guns and fixing our mental health system. >> lapierre has been arguing for gun rights for a very long time. and he was around for the first nationwide assault weapons ban, which expired eight years ago. we have tape, actually, back from the early 1990s of him and senator dianne feinstein, who introduced a proposal for a new ban on
as early as tuesday. the president's nominee to replace the outgoing defense secretary, leon panetta, this week maintaining a low profile. secretary panetta competing for media and public attention when he made a surprise announcement as he lifted the ban on female troops in combat. retired army general and done what the, the first female four-star general and the army joins us your life. we begin tonight with a unanimous court ruling seen as a major setback for the president and his agenda and his efforts to stack the national labor relations board with union-friendly officials. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> as he wrote that the white house chief of staff dennis mcdonald, president obama was hoping for a smooth start his second term. instead he was brushed back by a federal appeals court ruling unanimously violating the constitution last year. >> it was just ice huge, massive overstep of executive power, and an unconstitutional power grab. >> the controversy stems from a dramatic election-year showdown in which the president by passed the sena
to be the next secretary of defense. peter doocy has more from washington. >> president obama's nominee to become the next secretary of state. john kerry was received very well in his confirmation hearing for democrat and republican. >> i commend his nomination to you without reservation. >> he will be a terrific bridge from the hill to the administration. >> senator kerry's support is not expected to dwindle. he is very likely to become the next secretary of state. handy capping the odds for confirmation of president obama's other nominees for important decision is tricky. when i nominated him for 2011 i took action to appoint him on my own. >> that appointment expires at the end of this year. president obama renominated him this week. the senator was one of 45 senators opposing his nomination last year. he said until key structural changes are made to ensure accountability and transparency i will continue my opposition to any nominee for director. >> the national security advisor for john brennan to become cia director. chuck hagel to become defense secretary could be bumpy. both men have been
is from a conservative group called americans for strong defense. at least five other groups from the right and left are a organizing to block hagel's nomination. the president out on tuesday. republican congressman paul ryan said both parties are waiting on the president. >> the question many of us are asking, is he looking to play politics or does he want to solve the problem? we don't know the answer to that yet. we know there are a late of democrats in kwg who want to solve this problem, fix this mess and many of us agree with that. >> white house correspondent peter alexander joining me live. on tuesday can we expect to hear from the president about actual legislation or is he going to give us more of the contours of what future legislation would resemble? >> he is diving head first into this major policy speech of his second term. it is going to take place in a state well familiar with the issue of illegal immigration. one of the risks of proposing specific legislation, a bill that has his name on it runs the risk of potentially alienating republicans who might support an ov
, while the 49ers had the better offense and defense, the ravens had the best special teams in the league this year. so it's worth mentioning, a month ago, he predicted the patriots and seahawks in the super bowl. that's what he said then. >>> mitt romney's campaign quietly gave $90,000 to the red cross at the end of november. the donation made about a month after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. >>> and rivera for senate? he said he's thinking about running for the senate in jersey. as a republican. those are the things we just thought you should know. >>> i'm being told that hillary clinton arrived. she is now at the state department after the final meetings at the white house. being greeted by staffers there. this is her last day on the job and it was a quote indicated that she would not be sure of what she is planning, you know, waking up without a job for first time in so many years but as andrea mitchell and others stated, this perhaps is not for long. let's listen in. >> from that first day on, you have touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. you h
is genuine and what's fake. police say commonsense can often be the best defense. >>> a japanese ballerina in egypt has found life more difficult since the start of the arab spring two years ago. on the street affects what she does on the stage. nhk world has her story. ♪ >> reporter: the cairo ballet company was funded more than 45 years ago. they contain many dances from europe and even further away. three years ago, 24-year-old liza ocha became the first asian to hold a position of prima ballerina. she came to egypt six years ago, when she was just 18. she chose the company because of its strong reputation. >> people here are friendly. i feel comfortable. it's my sixth year. now i feel like this is the place where i belong. >> reporter: however, two years ago protests occurred in egypt. the upheavals have affected the ballerina dancers. >> translator: when there are demonstrations, it's dangerous to go outside. sometimes there are curfews. when that happens, all rehearsals are canceled. it can be hard to stay motivated with all that is going on. >> sometimes the principal male dancer
appointed that he is becoming the top defense appropriators. he had said very recently that he did not think sequester would be averted. it does not look currently where these parties are that they are close to any kind of a deal. they may try to find a way to kick the can down the road where they bought themselves 60 days. it does not look particularly good right now. very few people seem to be confronting that. it shall take a lot to pull this off. >> the pentagon has started to take steps to prepare itself for the sequestration and planning that has not taken place until now. >> they are laying off temporary employees. it is starting to happen. >> senator inhofe has been critical about not planning earlier. the >> there is a little brinkmanship going. i do believe there was a time and when each everybody said we are all against it so how can have them? there never was a path that the two sides could find that would lead them to averting it. >> the center was critical of the president in the stance of his overall military and mention three ways the president has worked for cuts, and delays
for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent
headlines. who got bleeped, you or me? thank you to congress taking the can down the road, massive defense cuts were put off until march 1. with just one month ago, there is little sign of progress. general charles joining us now. welcome, sir. $500 million in defense department spending cuts. they are likely inevitable. your thoughts on the impact. >> first of all, there has already been $487 billion of cuts levied on the deal. the 500 billion that is pending would be devastating. one of the things that i like to remind people of is we are already in sequestration. the department has already started cutting their spending on many other programs. lori: the first tape showed a contraction. as you know, there are a lot of deficit hawks out there that are happy to see cuts as painful as they may be. >> the problem is, the way it is being done now is very inefficient. it is like senator warner from virginia said. you cannot portion two thirds of a ship. lori: how is all of this impacting the day today operations? >> i think for our overseas operations, we will still have funding for that. the
said he's hopeful the economy will strengthen this year. the defense department has begun eliminating the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime. nearly 600,000 syrians have fled the civil war and gone to neighboring countries. there's been a new surge this week. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> the children say they double-checked their figures. they counted around 10,000 children in the overcrowded camps in jordan in just the past 24 hours, with the parents or gardens they recognized around 20,000 people in all. with the winter cold and conditions like this, in the camps, king abdullah of jordan took th
anti-government anger, now, egypt's defense minister warns the entire country may be nearing collapse, raising concerns the army may be called in to restore order. nbc's ayman mohyeldin is live for us in cairo. when i heard that warning from the egyptian military considering the past of egypt, was that the first warning sign that hey, the military may step in here regardless of whether president morsi asks or not? >> well, this is actually the second time in about a month and a half that they've issued these stern warnings. if you remember in early december, when there was the constitutional crisis when president morsi essentially gave himself unprecedented powers. that also triggered a wave of street protests. the military tried to keep tear distance from the politics but that's why they also are the subject of so much speculation that people are calling on them to intervene sometimes. and people are also afraid they may not just sit by and watch this political difference rip this country apart. the comments that came yesterday were extremely alarming because the defense minister sai
to find gaps in their defense. >> a recent dispute has turned the heat up even more. duesseldorf as been accused of still owing money from a transfer. on top of that, dusseldorf added a cutback in october. conditions are perfect for an explosive derby. >> to tennis now, and the australian open with the women's final is open. the world number one retains her title. on sunday, a repeat of last year's men's final. now, the most dangerous ski race in the world is under way. downhill alpine races are currently flying down a slope in the austrian alps. the italian leads the way, but with many competitors reaching speeds approaching 140 kilometers an hour, there have been some spectacular accidents, like this high-speed crash. fortunately, he was not injured and was even able to walk away. good for him. the good news for you is we will be back at the top of the hour. do not go away. for the models, at two seconds is not much time to impress. >> of tech, let's take a picture. >> those who get a picture taken in with a good chance. over the next few days, the models will run from casting to casti
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